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Dr. Shirley Jordan Bailey recounts her journey as a pioneer Black, woman dentist in ‘Love a la Carte

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Dr. Shirley Jordan Bailey recounts her journey as a pioneer Black, woman dentist in ‘Love a la Carte

Source: LifeRich Publishing

New memoir chronicles the challenges and triumphs to the author’s dream come true

LifeRich PublishingDecember 18, 2020·3 min read

New memoir chronicles the challenges and triumphs to the author’s dream come true

SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Dec. 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Recent release “Love a la Carte” (published by LifeRich Publishing) is a memoir that shares the life story of a woman who overcame her challenges as she becomes a pioneer as a Black, woman dentist.

“This is not a ‘once upon a time’ book,” Dr. Shirley Jordan Bailey writes. “This book is about family. Four generations to be accurate. We identify as Black or African American but are mixed race like so many cultures. My parents were dreamers and pragmatists, thrifty and conservative. They knew education was the key to a good life, they sacrificed for it for themselves and their children.”

Bailey became the first doctor in the family — a dream deferred by three generations. Each self-contained chapter in this book is packed with revealing..

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